SILENT LIVING

  • -  MANUFACTURED: hand-made by artisans: they must tell a story.

  • -  RAW MATERIALS: linked to the elements of Nature: wood, stone, glass, ceramics, leather, etc.

  • -  WELL AGED CAPACITY: the capacity of aging, and gaining quality from it – beauty in aging.

  • -  QUALITY DESIGN: a distinct design quality and language.

  • -  INTEMPORALITY: eternal and timeless, in their durability, form and structure.

  • -  MADE IN PORTUGAL: made by Portuguese craftsmen and artisans, when possible.

  • -  SILENT LIVING COLORS: a specific set of nude and neutral palette of colors, Silent Living Colors.

  • -  ORGANIC SOURCE: escape from plasticity and machinery perfection, aim for organic forms and natural imperfections.

 


1. CENTRE PIECES

  • One of a kind pieces hand made in NYC on consignment at Santa Clara and other properties
  • We would love to come to Santa Clara to document the pieces and stay with you!

2. TEA AND COFFEE CUPS

  • Designed and samples made in NYC
  • Slipcasting to ensure handmade finish with ability to be re-ordered
  • Possible small batch/handmade manufacturing in Portugal
  • Design in exchange for stay in portugual
  • Production fee for orders of cups


3. RESIDENCY - SCULPTURE | INSTALLATION | PRIMITIVE FIRING TECHNIQUES

  • Developing a body of work in response to the time spent in Portugal
  • Exploring specific space and nature surrounding, site specific works
  • Working with nature/natural materials and firing techniques
  • Making sculpture from found materials in the local area

 

SCULPTURE 

  • Found Japanese wood with ceramic base
 

INSTALLATION IN NATURE

  • Example of No. ceramic lanterns integrated with landscape
 

PRIMITIVE FIRING TECHNIQUES

  • PIT FIRED CERAMICS
  • Metal Bin
  • Fill with combustable materials - sawdust/ grasses/ seaweed/ leaves
  • Cover with wood
  • Burn with lid off until smoldering
  • Cover and leave overnight
  • Discover the fired work the next day

 

RAKU

PIT FIRED CERAMICS

Cabana No Rio

Cabana No Rio


4. COLLABORATION WITH CEREAL MAGAZINE

  • Collaboration for a story in their magazine/online

 

Cereal Magazine

Cereal Magazine